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Top 12 Recipes of 2012

It has been quite the year, friends.  I cooked, I ate, and I let my husband do the dishes.  I made it a whole year without eating meat.  I finished grad school, packed up shop, and moved with Jake and Lily from Boston to Pittsburgh.  I watched a little girl go from toddling to walking to uncatchable.  She talks in real sentences now and can easily be passed off as a child instead of a baby.  She has refined her love for all things Mickey Mouse to a fine art and she has made me realize how exciting poop in the potty can be to a mother.  I appreciated loved ones, made new friends, and kept special, far away people close at heart.  What a wonderful year 2012 has been.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking this journey with me.  Here are 12 of my favorite recipes from 2012.  I hope you liked them as much as I did! Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

Creamy Corn and Pepper Taquitos

Classic Dinner Rolls

Zucchini Pancakes

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Classic Foolproof Fudge

Thin Mint Shamrock Shake

Queso Blanco

Vegetarian Southwest Pizza

Chocolate Raspberry Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust

Warm Buttermilk Custard Apple Pie

Nonnie's Chopped Veggie Salad

Salt and Vinegar Potato Slices

Now, let's have a fun, daring, and delicious 2013!


Super Easy Pumpkin Pie Dip

Super Easy Pumpkin Pie Dip

Merry Christmas!